Best Everglades National Park Photography Spots

You have just found the Best Everglades National Park Photography Spots. I have been shooting the Everglades National Park just about every week ever since I moved to Florida years ago. From the first time I came to the Everglades National Park, I fell in love with the place. 

The wildlife is so incredible and unlike anything else, you would see anywhere else in the world. Unlike contrary belief, The Everglades is not a swamp, but a river. The Everglades It is the slowest moving river in the world. The word Everglades means “Grassy River” in the native language. 

In this post, I brake down the best Everglades National Park Photography Spots. From spots, I visit weekly to a few hidden gems. 

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The gear I used for all my photos: Nikon D800 with a Nikon 14-24mm a Nikon 24-85mm a Nikon 70-200 and a Tamron 150-600mm.  A MeFOTO tripod is a must. I edit all my images with my Lightroom Presets download them and give them a try.

Everglades Photography Location Maps

1. Robert is Here. Before you officially enter the Everglades National Park, you will come upon a farm with a massive sign on the room that says Robert is here. This farm is amazing, they have all kinds of cool things including this awesome sunflower farm. You must come during sunflower season which is typical during the summer, and get all your sunflower shots.  

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2. Anhinga trail.  This place is incredible, it is at the beginning of the Everglades and it is full of wildlife. Anytime is great for photos here, make sure you bring a zoom lens. 
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3. Long Pine Key. This is a really cool spot and campground with water and all kinds of natural beauty surrounding it. Bring your wide angle lens and tripod. Best time to shoot is sunrise. 

Best Everglades National Park Photography Spots

4.  The Z tree. This tree is awesome, the story has it that Indians used to bend trees back in the day to know their location. There are currently 3 trees that we know about at the Everglades. Click here for the exact location. Best time to shoot is anytime. 

Where is the z tree in the everglades national park

5. Sisal Pond. This is a really cool place, however, to find a good spot to shoot and create a good composition, you need to hike a bit. I recommend a wide angle lens. Best time to shoot is sunset. Sunset at the everglades national park

6. Pahayokee Trail. This place is awesome, the best time to shoot here is an hour before the sunset. If you want birds you must wait, sometimes for a long time. I shot this with my Nikon 70-200.

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8. Rock Reef Pass. This is a great spot to photograph the beautiful American white ibis. I recommend a Tamron 150-600mm. Best time to shoot is during the daytime. Best Everglades National Park Photography Spots

Best Everglades National Park Photography Spots

9. Mahogany Hammock. Have you ever seen an Owl? You can find them here. This place is packed with Barred Owls and they are very photogenic. I recommend a zoom. Best time to come is before sunset. You can also find other cool wildlife there. Where to photography owls at the everglades national parkBest wildlife photography at the everglades national park

10. Paurotis Pond. This is a really cool place if you are into bird watching. During the bird season, you can catch a lot of different birds here. Below is a stork traveling back and forth to build her nest. I recommend a 150-600mm.Best Everglades National Park Photography Spots

11. Dirt Roads. There are many dirt roads throughout the Everglades, you just have to drive around and find them. Once you do, pull over and get creative. I shot this during sunset on a dirt road. 

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12. West Lake Trail. This is an awesome trail that leads to an epic view. I won’t spoil it, just be ready to shoot. Best time to shoot is anytime. best places to shoot at the everglades florida

13. Flamingo.  This is the last stop at the Everglades, I usually stop here and have a soda before I head back. This is a really nice park, walk around and explore. Best Everglades National Park Photography Spots sunset

And that wraps it up for this list of the best Everglades National Park photography spots. Remember to take your time, pull over often, get out of the car and take in the scenery. This is a very beautiful place. 

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There you have it the Best Everglades National Park Photography Spots. If you would like a guided tour, I do those also, from private photography tours to group tours. If you are interested in a private tour, use the contact form to get in touch. Thank you for dropping in. 

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